Nelson, May 25, 1874. 1874. 25 May.
New Plymouth District.
We the people of Puketapu and Taranaki residing near Nelson
and other places in the the Province of Nelson hereby acknowledge the receipt of
Two hundred pounds stg. from the Government paid on behalf of the Government of
New Zealand to us by Thomas Edward Young Esquire this money is compensation for
all our lands confiscated by the Government and for our claims to lands ceded
formerly to the Government on Waiongana To Timaru.
Receipt for £200, Nelson claims. account of which we received nothing at the time. This money is paid in
respect of all lands in the Province of Taranaki whether confiscated or ceded
between Waiongana on North and Timaru on the South.
(Sd.) Rawiri Whatino. & ors.
A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.
September 13th, 1875.